Floratam St Augustine Grass Plug Facts
St Augustine Grass Plug variety, Floratam, produces a lawn or turf with a plush appearance and dark green color.
This improved variety of St Augustine grass is wear resistant and has
good injury recovery. Floratam is a fast-growing, vigorous, dark green, broad-leafed St. Augustine grass. Please scroll down for important shipping information.
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Uses For Floratam St Augustine Grass Plugs
Floratam St Augustine grass plugs should be planted for commercial or residential lawns in the Southern USA and Coastal areas. St Augustine grass has been used as a forage or pasture grass since the 1930's in areas that it is adapted. It does not handle herd traffic well, so it's primary use has been for lawn or turf grass.
- Wider & thicker Leaves Than Bitter Blue
- Brown Patch Tolerant
- Dark Green color
- Coarse texture
- Vigorous growing grass, with longer and thicker blades than other St. Augustine grasses
- Fair Shade Tolerance -grows best in direct sunlight
- Fair wear resistance
- Good injury recovery
- Fair salt tolerance
- Excellent drought tolerance - only needs water when it looks like it is wilting
- Mowing Height: 3"- 4" - can be mowed at 2" once established
- Mowing Frequency: Weekly - Rotary Mower
Areas Of Adaptation For Floratam St Augustine Grass
In the U.S., St. Augustine grass is found from the coastal areas in the Carolinas to Florida and westward along the Gulf Coast to Texas and in Southern and Central California. Because of its lack of winter hardiness, St. Augustine grass is restricted to areas with mild winter temperatures. Like bermudagrass, St. Augustine thrives in high temperatures, but the growth of St. Augustine is better than that of bermudagrass in cool, coastal climates.
Floratam St Augustine Grass should be planted in zones 9-10 as shown on the USDA Hardiness Map below.
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Soil, Climate And Fertility Requirements
So long as fertility and drainage are adequate, St. Augustine grass tolerates a wide range of soil types. St. Augustine grass grows satisfactorily at a pH range from 5.0 to 8.5, but
develops a chlorotic appearance in highly alkaline soils (above pH 7.5). It does not tolerate compacted or waterlogged soil conditions. St. Augustine grass is highly tolerant of soil
salinity, producing satisfactory growth at salt levels as high as 16 mmhos. Note that Floratam is not as salt resistant as other St Augustine Grass varieties.
St. Augustine grows quite well with a starter fertilizer or organic compost added into the soil at the time of planting and fertilization monthly until fully established
. Once it is fully developed in
areas of consistent rainfall it grows rather well on its own, but further inland and in drought conditions it will have to be watered and fertilized more to maintain a lush stand. St.
Augustine grass will not survive in dry inland areas without supplemental irrigation.
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, to assist you with the following questions and more.
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February - May every Monday for
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